This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, OluSegun Hotonu 37 years old, born on April 23, 1981 and passed away on February 23, 2019. 

He is survived by his loving wife, two beautiful young children, three brothers and parents; Mr and Mrs Taiwo Hotonu.


***Donations in memory of Daniel and support for his young family, can be made to Aduka Borr (Stanbic 0021008107).***


Favorite quotes:

"life is jst simply fantastic wt christ"

"Stranded starfish ain't gt a place to hide.in all u do,try never to gt stranded."


We will remember him forever!!!



Posted by Iziomo OluBaba on June 23, 2019
D Baba, just as we discussed. I never let u down, hope u up smiling down at us. God love u most. The little period u spent on earth is worth celebrating, as our legend, my opinion. May God be with ur family. No one to give me authentic news again, as if no one is good enough for ur schedules. Salah and Alowee are delayed, trust u can still fight for us frm up dia. Trust God! May God grant ur family the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.{••} OluBaba
Posted by Ikechi Ifebunandu on March 4, 2019
I’m still filled with so much sadness at the fact that you’re gone. I honestly can’t believe it. So bubbly and full of life. Ever smiling. I’ve literally never seen you upset. Danny I’ll miss you . I know you’re in a better place probably cracking them up like you used to over here. I pray that God grants your family the fortitude to bear this terrible loss . We love you but God loves you more.
Posted by Prince Jones Meseko on March 1, 2019
Oh! Life Death Life Death ; Here we are on earth we own nothing to our self including Life we leave but I know one day Death u will be put to shame ; Mr. DAN. you will be miss and I pray God should fill the vacuum you left behind may your soul Rest in perfect peace Amen.
Posted by UnyimeAbasi Ubokudom on February 28, 2019
I stand by your family & friends bro,
We cry in the rain, fallowed in the feels of your love, charisma & personality.
Our journey like roses in thorns, but you never lasted to fulfill your purpose. Yet your legacies binds us as a family with unity of purpose.
Rest on brother, till we meet again.
Posted by Ekakamo Michael on February 28, 2019
You neva ceased to put smiles on my face and that of my family each time we came around.
Like u always tell me,baba......"nothing dey dis life"until ur death actually made it a reality dt indeed "nothing dey dis life"
I wept sore like u wud actually return but it became real d more dt u r gone forever.
We planned my dads burial together,u even already collected ur own Asoebi,little did i know dt u would be buried before my dad whom u wanted to attend his burial in Delta state...........oh death,where is thy sting?
Rest on waist line,Rest on Danny boy,Rest on my padi 4 life.......
Posted by Rimamsitseti Shamaki on February 28, 2019
The news of your passing on shook me beyond words. You were a friend and a brother. Always willing to help and sacrifice for others. Adieu my friend. Good night brother
Posted by Jacob Nkechi on February 28, 2019
Here am I,faced with a daunting task of writing an eulogy for an extraordinary personality....I remember your bubbling self and overly enthusiastic approach to issues. It hurts to think that time didn't allow you complete what you promised to sort for me but I grief more for your children,aged parents,wife and siblings...May they be comforted. My prayer is that, your soul find eternal rest.
Posted by Joshua Ilesanmi on February 28, 2019
Danny boy as I often call you. You left in a hurry. Who knew we will see no more? Your last days were spent with me and godwin.you have impacted so much in my life. You are more than a friend. Sleep well bro...........JT misses you.
Posted by Anuri Okoronkwo on February 28, 2019
I still can't believe that you are no more but one thing is certain, you will definitely be missed but not forgotten. RIP DHOT
Posted by Egbule Dozie on February 28, 2019
I miss you so much, Bro. There are no amount of words that can fill the void you left by your demise. Rest In Peace, Big Daniel.
Posted by Orutu Paul on February 28, 2019
YOU ARE FOREVER IN MY HEART...REST BROTHER
Posted by Leslie Emegbuonye on February 28, 2019
I miss you bro. Sleep in the Lord's peace. Till we meet again. Adieu.
Posted by Joel Igwenagha on February 27, 2019
Gone but NEVER forgotten!

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Posted by Iziomo OluBaba on June 23, 2019
D Baba, just as we discussed. I never let u down, hope u up smiling down at us. God love u most. The little period u spent on earth is worth celebrating, as our legend, my opinion. May God be with ur family. No one to give me authentic news again, as if no one is good enough for ur schedules. Salah and Alowee are delayed, trust u can still fight for us frm up dia. Trust God! May God grant ur family the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.{••} OluBaba
Posted by Ikechi Ifebunandu on March 4, 2019
I’m still filled with so much sadness at the fact that you’re gone. I honestly can’t believe it. So bubbly and full of life. Ever smiling. I’ve literally never seen you upset. Danny I’ll miss you . I know you’re in a better place probably cracking them up like you used to over here. I pray that God grants your family the fortitude to bear this terrible loss . We love you but God loves you more.
Posted by Prince Jones Meseko on March 1, 2019
Oh! Life Death Life Death ; Here we are on earth we own nothing to our self including Life we leave but I know one day Death u will be put to shame ; Mr. DAN. you will be miss and I pray God should fill the vacuum you left behind may your soul Rest in perfect peace Amen.
his Life

Education and Career

One of the most striking characteristics about Daniel is that he was an intellectual. This was evident with the way he carried himself, his aptitude for exellence, his grades in schools and his ability to take on and solve big problems without fear. At the early age, you could tell that he was going places.

Daniel attended The Ola Oluwa Nursery & Primary School, Ebute Meta Lagos, from 1988 to 1993. Upon graduation, he enrolled at Igbobi College Yaba, Lagos, where he completed his secondary education with honors. On his first attempt, Daniel registered and aced his first West African Examination Certificate (WAEC)  in flying colors. 

His high marks and outstanding results accorded him the opportunity to apply and secure admission to the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 2000 where he completed his Bachelors (B.Sc) degree in Food Science and Technology in 2006.  

After graduation, Daniel spent a year with the Command and Staff College Jaji, Kaduna where he served his fatherland, as part of the NYSC.

Daniel, then commenced his career as a banker with Zenith Bank PLC in 2008. After two years in the banking sector, he secured a challenging position with the Federal Inland Revenue Service in a bid to contribute more meaningfully to the development of his fatherland. 

As if that wasn't enough, Daniel went back to school and completed his Masters degree (M.Sc) in Financial Economics from University of Abuja, FCT. He was also an associate member of Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.

At the time of his death, Daniel was an Assistant Manager at the Internal Affair Department of FIRS.

He is married to Hotonu Rhoda Ibitoku and they are blessed with 2 Children - Daisy and Rayna Hotonu.

He will be greatly missed by his Family, Friends and Colleagues.  


Special tribute from his "Committee of friends"

Daniel was our dear friend- we say this because we simply can’t get used to the fact that we have to address him in the past. It is not just painful as it is but we are all too stunned for words and his memory still too fresh on our minds. The truth they say is sometimes stranger than fiction. When we think of Daniel, what we remember the most about him is how much of a fun guy he was, how he loved to make everyone smile and laugh. He would bring his charm and kindness to everywhere he went. Meetings with his friends would never be complete without Daniel around. He was truly the soul of our collective friendship- the light of our party and now sadly that candle is out, and he has left us with a void. 

To quote a general sentiment among his friends “oh, Daniel,  what would we do without you now.” We all have so many memories to share- it could never fit in a simple burial program. Daniel is the real reason why we have this group of friends. He orchestrated and introduced us to some of the friends we share in common today; some friendships that will last a lifetime in memory of our friend Daniel.  Daniel was loved by all his friends, colleagues and even general acquaintances most of whom are still in shock today. His kindness and generosity are known by all who have been in contact with him. 

We keep asking the eternal question, oh, God, why do you take the good ones early?  But alas God knows best. We take solace in the fact that he is now resting in the eternal peace of God, away from this wicked world and to a place where true angels like him live. We commiserate with his loving wife and kids and pray that God who knows all and has power over all life console them and send His grace and love over them. We will not let his memory die. We will never legacy die. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep (1 Thessalonians 4:14) 

On behalf of your friends and all those who still love you, we say adieu to you our dear friend, Daniel OluSegun Hotonu.. 

Live forever in God’s peace!    


Funeral Arrangements

***Wake/Service of songs***

  Date: 1st March, 2019

  Venue: Flat 2, Block E2 Finance Quarters.     (Behind Family Worship Center), Wuse, Abuja, Nigeria.

   Time: 4 -6 pm

***Funeral service/Interment***

   Date: 2nd March, 2019

   Venue: Gudu Cemetery, Gudu District, Abuja, Nigeria.

   Time: 10 am 


For specific questions regarding this program, fundraising and/or driving directions to any of the above venues, please contact the individuals below.

Nallo (+234 803 964 6648)

Aduka ( +234 803 888 5357) 

Recent stories

We miss you too much!

Shared by Rhodan Hot on April 23, 2019

The loss of my husband, partner, lover, friend is the most excruciating heartache and pain I have ever experienced.This pain is simply indescribable! it’s better heard ( like in a story) than felt. Segun, if my tears could bring you back, you would have woken up immediately I was told! I miss you so much, it hurts too much for words! Sometimes, I still think it’s a bad dream and I’m yet to wake up. 

Today, we would have celebrated your birthday. I had already bought you a gift, in my usual early preparation (planning officer) manner. Oh death! Where is thy sting!

As your wife, You taught me so many beautiful things and made me a stronger person. You were a wonderful and unforgettable Person, Husband, Friend, Partner and Father to our kids! Oh,how was I to know that your Creator would call you back home so suddenly! Despite all our plans for the most exciting and fruitful lifetime together!                                  Oh death! Where is thy sting!

Our kids miss you so much! it breaks my heart all over again anytime your baby boo asks me ‘why did daddy leave us all alone ? I miss him!’ I wish I could give her real comforting answers for her growing mind, instead of  ‘Daddy Loves you very much’ We miss you, your hugs, your kisses, your smiles, your jokes, your presence, your everything!  You were nice and caring to all, always ready to help others even to our own discomfort. Segun, by God’s grace I promise to do my very best towards achieving our dreams and goals especially for our kids!

Only our Creator can comfort us and fill this void your death has caused us. Only God has shown Himself strong and mighty in our affairs since you left us.In all things, I give God all glory and praise. 

I thank God for your life well spent and the opportunity to meet, love,marry you and to have your kids! It’s a beautiful phase of my life that can never be forgotten! 

I thank Your friends for this page, as an opportunity to keep your candle burning forever. I’m happy that our kids will grow up to read this page with the knowledge that their father is a great Man even in death! I could go on typing stories about you to fill a million books and it would still not be enough to express myself completely.

Rest assured, I will always tell them how Loving,smart, intelligent, hardworking, happy, resourceful and kind hearted you were. 


Rest on Ife mi!


Shared by Ekakamo Michael on February 28, 2019

You neva ceased to put smiles on my face and that of my family each time we came around. 

Like u always tell me,baba......"nothing dey dis life"until ur death actually made it a reality dt indeed "nothing dey dis life" I wept sore like u wud actually return but it became real d more dt u r gone forever. 

We planned my dads burial together,u even already collected ur own Asoebi,little did i know dt u would be buried before my dad whom u wanted to attend his burial in Delta state...........oh death,where is thy sting? 

Rest on waist line,Rest on Danny boy,Rest on my padi 4 life.........

Don 007..

Tribute to a Hero

Shared by Rex Okpo on February 28, 2019

Words are not enough to tell the pain: 

Seeing another friend gone again! 

We toil and sweat in sun and in rain:

And then we look up: O all is vain! 

 

Lord, help us to see You in all we do;

To bear each other's burden through;

Not to go the way the proud do, 

But to see each one the way we see You.


It's hard for these tears to dry.

Pained, i couldn't help but cry.

Many friends we've lost on this trip, 

But Dear Lord, may we not lose Your grip.


Dan, in everything you did, you stood tall, 

You were a friend to me and us all;

In the office, home and even in the mall 

You make us laugh and almost fall. 


Shocked we've been and still are, 

Our hearts bear a very big scar:

You were loved both near and far.

To us, you'll always remain a star. 


Adieu Daniel Hot-On-U!

May your gentle soul rest in the bosom of the Lord.


- Rex Okpo